Carbon-initiated effluent tank overpressure incident



This report provides, for information purposes, a description of an unusual event and the corrective actions undertaken by the Shell facility involved. Shell and the authors hope that this information will help personnel associated with other facilities understand a non-obvious failure mechanism and take action to prevent their experienceing similar incidents.

While drawn from actual experience, the information provided should be considered illustrative. Each company should review their own facilities, materials or processes to determine the appropriate equipment and procedures for their own specific circumstances.